Social Mobility studies reveal that Charlotte is divided by race, income, family structure, school quality, and social capital. A growing collaborative of churches, non-profit organizations, and marketplace leaders in West Charlotte is actively engaged in bringing Biblical Justice to these stubborn facts in the zip code of 28208—especially along the Freedom Drive Corridor. This network exists to serve children and families in the neighborhoods nearest the high-poverty schools along this three-mile stretch of road (from Pinky’s Westside Grill to Allenbrook Elementary).
The West Charlotte Network unites around a love for Jesus and a love for our city. We express this through weekly Wednesday prayer, collaborative events, reconciling relationships, and church-school partnerships. We have a particular focus on reading proficiency for PreK-3 students, and we are joining the effort with Read Charlotte to raise our city’s reading proficiency by 2025. Together, we can achieve measurable positive results for the emerging generations in our part of the city.
It all starts for us with Prayer. Anyone is welcome to join us at Center City Church (inside The Movement Center at 2225 Freedom Drive) for weekly Wednesday Prayer from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. This recurring event on our calendars represents the foundational pillar of our movement, and our joyful starting point for engagement in our part of the city.
We look forward to collaborating with you!
Director of Education & Community
West Network Network Leader